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The Homestead/Florida City Chamber of Commerce holds its annual goals conference. 8 a.m.-2:15 p.m. Homestead Air Reserve Base, 29050 Coral Sea Blvd., Heritage Hall Conference Center, Homestead. $75-$150. Details: (305) 247-2332 or www.chamberinaction.com.
State Representative Juan C. Zapata discusses "2010 Florida Legislature: How It Will Impact Your Business" as part of the West Kendall Business Association's monthly networking luncheon. 11:15 a.m. networking and registration. Noon program and luncheon. Signature Gardens, 12725 SW 122nd Ave., Kendall. $25-$45. Details: (305) 386-4030 or www.westkendallbusiness.com.
The Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce hosts a networking luncheon for its downtown membership group. 11:30 a.m. registration. Noon-1 p.m. networking and luncheon. Hard Rock Café Bayside, 401 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $30. RSVP requested. Details: (305) 673-4440 or email@example.com or www.gogaymiami.com.
The Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce's Education as Business Council meets. Open to anyone interested in education and business on Miami Beach. 4 p.m. Nautilus Middle School, 4301 N Michigan Ave., Miami Beach. Free. Details: (305) 695-6829 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamibeachchamber.com.
European chambers in Greater Miami partner for a cocktail reception. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and an open bar during the first hour of the networker. 6:30-8:30 p.m. The Palms Hotel & Spa, 3025 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Members free. Others $20. RSVP required. Details: email@example.com or www.gabc.us.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce's Re-Employment and Outplacement Task Force holds a networking reception for executives seeking their next career move. 5:30 p.m. registration. 6-8 p.m. networker. Graziano's at Brickell, 177 SW Seventh St., Miami. Free. Details: (305) 577-5445 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamichamber.com.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce's Real Estate Committee meets. 2-3:30 p.m. Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., ballroom level, Miami. Free. Details: email@example.com or www.miamichamber.com.
Play sous chef to Norman Van Aken of Norman's 180, known as the founding father of New World Cuisine, at the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce's trustee luncheon. 11:45 a.m. The Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. $75-$750. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.gableschamber.org.
A panel of experts led by former state Rep. Rene Garcia discuss healthcare reform at this town hall meeting hosted by the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce. Learn the effects the legislation is to have on businesses. 8 a.m. Miami Children's Hospital, 3100 SW 62nd Ave., Coral Gables. $20-$30. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.gableschamber.org.
Is a downtown conference center in Miami's future? A panel addresses that question, including a presentation of the Urban Land Institute's downtown conference center report, at this Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce event. Panelists are Andrew Robins, a partner with Proskauer Rose and chair of the Urban Land Institute's technical advisory committee performed for the Miami Downtown Development Authority; Marc Sarnoff, City of Miami commission chairman and District 2 commissioner; and Eduardo Padrón, president of Miami Dade College. 8 a.m. registration and breakfast. 8:30-10 a.m. program. Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., ballroom level, Miami. $40-$65. Details: (305) 577-5491 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamichamber.com.
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Commercial Real Estate Women Miami hosts a luncheon on "Going Viral: Networking With Social Media." Speakers include Adam Japko, president of DigitalSherpa, and Peter Zalewski, principal of CondoVultures.com. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Four Seasons Hotel Miami, 1435 Brickell Ave., Miami. $45-$320. RSVP requested. Details: www.crewmiami.org.
The Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce hosts a breakfast for new and prospective members. Learn how to take advantage of the chamber's offerings and network with other area businessmen and women. 8:30-10:30 a.m. Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce, 1920 Meridian Ave., third floor boardroom, Miami Beach. Free. RSVP encouraged. Details: (305) 695-6829 or email@example.com or www.miamibeachchamber.com.
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce hosts an event on business opportunities in Spain. Learn about Spain's market conditions from companies already doing business there. Speakers include Mario Buisan, trade commissioner with the Trade Commission of Spain; Daniel Pedrosa, director of the Economic Development Agency of Galicia; and Eduardo Torres, director of the South Florida U.S. Export Assistance Center. 8 a.m. registration and breakfast. 8:30 a.m. program. Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, 1601 Biscayne Blvd., ballroom level, Miami. $15-$40. Details: (305) 577-5477 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamichamber.com.
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce hosts a networking reception and table-top exhibit to welcome its new chairman, John O'Rourke. 6-8 p.m. Hyatt Regency Coral Gables, 50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables. $25-$35. Details: (305) 446-1657 or www.gableschamber.org.